When patients come to me and ask about the Band Aid Facelift that I developed in 1997, after performing over 5,000 of these procedures in the past twenty years, I have found that patients are often attracted to this surgery because it offers more natural results with less recovery time than a traditional facelift. In fact, patients can typically return to work and most of their other day-to-day activities in just half as much time as they would require after a traditional face lift. But of course, everyone wants to hear about the recovery from the patients who have actually experienced it. Fortunately, several of my past patients were happy to offer their input in their testimonial videos.
In some cases, a Band Aid Mini Facelift can be performed at the same time as another minimally invasive surgery for patients who want to address multiple different concerns. For the patient below, I performed a Band Aid Facelift as well as a Band Aid Lower Eyelid Surgery—a procedure to remove “bags under the eyes.” Despite receiving two surgeries, this patient was able to recover within just one week.
This patient had already been through surgery related to breast cancer, and she came to me for facial rejuvenation so that she could continue to enjoy her cancer-free life feeling more confident in her appearance. But with her medical history, she wanted to keep her cosmetic procedures as minimal as possible, so the Band Aid Mini Face Lift was a perfect fit. In the video below, she explains how quickly she was not only back to her daily responsibilities, but back to having fun, too.
Being in the earlier stages of aging, this patient was an ideal candidate for a Band Aid Mini Face Lift, because the minimally invasive surgery was enough to provide the youthful look she was seeking. In her video below, she not only explains how quick her recovery was, but offers some advice for future patients as well.
Healing is a crucial part of any plastic surgery, and when you’re planning any cosmetic surgery, it’s important to be sure that you can allow as much recovery time as your procedure will need. But you also shouldn’t choose a procedure that offers limiting downtime if it won’t be comprehensive enough to provide the results you want. To start discussing the available options for your specific needs, schedule a consultation today. Or, for more information about the Band Aid Facelift and other cosmetic surgery procedures, follow me, Dr. John L. LeRoy on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
When a patient is considering plastic surgery, there are many factors they need to take into account before having a finalized surgical plan. What type of results are you looking for? Do you want dramatic or natural-looking results? How much recovery time can you reasonably accommodate? How much can you afford? What risks are you comfortable with? For over 5,000 of my facial rejuvenation patients throughout the past twenty years, their answers to the questions above have lead them to choose my Band Aid Mini Facelift.
The Band Aid Face Lift is an in-office surgical procedure I developed in 1997. Using specialized techniques, the surgery is performed in my comfortable and safe office setting with gentle numbing, without the need for general anesthesia. But, many patients ask, how did I design the Band Aid Mini Face Lift and discover the benefit it could provide to my patients? My video below tells the story of how this unique procedure came to be.
The Band Aid Mini Facelift has made confidence a reality for thousands who would otherwise not be able to accommodate the cost and time involved in a traditional facelift. But it’s important to recognize, with any plastic surgery, that one of the most important steps is making sure you’re getting the ideal procedure for you. To find out whether you are a candidate for a Band Aid Facelift, schedule a consultation with me, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John LeRoy. Or, for more plastic surgery tips, informative videos, and special offers, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
For many people, the word “fat” automatically gets a negative reaction, because they feel that the less fat they have on their body, the better. Putting aside the necessary functions that a healthy amount of fat must serve, believe it or not, fat is also essential for aesthetics, too. Like anything else, fat has a time and a place, and while you may want to keep it to a minimum in your mid-section, facial fat is actually one of the most important parts of a youthful face.
When we’re young, fat throughout the face is evenly and smoothly distributed. This gives the cheeks, forehead, and other areas a healthy look and contributes to the firmness and smoothness of the skin. As we age, however, this facial fat changes in a number of ways:
- The amount of fat in the mid-face (such as the cheeks and the area around the eyes) decreases and falls as gravity takes hold. This creates “hollows” in the cheeks and a more gaunt-looking area around the eyes. In addition, this loss of supportive tissue also increases the appearance of sagging skin which is already losing its firmness due to other parts of the aging process.
- At the same time as fat is lost in the mid-face, more fat actually tends to accumulate in the lowest part of the face, such as the jowls and the area under the chin. While the skin does become thinner and looser in this area with age, the addition of unwanted fat can age your appearance significantly more.
In other words, the aging process takes facial fat away from desirable areas and moves them to less-desirable areas.
Fortunately, there are a number of ways to address the problem. To restore rejuvenating volume to areas like the crescent under the eyes and the hollows of the cheeks, facial fillers (also called dermal fillers) can offer successful results with a highly minimal procedure. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon with specialized knowledge of facial anatomy, I am able to recommend the ideal type of filler (such as Restylane®, Juvéderm®, Restylane® Lyft, and more) based on your specific needs and the type of material used, and can skillfully inject them to create a natural look.
For patients who want a more long-term solution (as most fillers last between 6 months and 1 year), a facelift or my specialized Band Aid Mini Facelift can reposition underlying facial tissue while also removing excess skin and providing firmer and more lifted facial contours. To amplify your results, you can pair either of these procedures with Band Aid Skin Tightening to help rebuild your skin’s collagen.
In addition to replacing lost volume throughout the mid-face and other areas, the unwanted fat from the jowls and under the chin can also be addressed. Depending on your specific needs and the amount of fat to be removed, I will recommend either traditional liposuction or, in most cases, my Band Aid Liposuction, a minimally invasive version of the popular surgery. Band Aid Liposuction is performed in-office with gentle numbing so that both the cost and the recovery time are just half of what they would be with traditional liposuction.
When it comes to your health, very few things are either 100% good or 100% bad, and the same goes for your appearance. Fat has its place, especially in keeping your face looking young and smooth. To discuss how you can fight back against aging-related fat redistribution, schedule a consultation with me, Dr. John L. LeRoy. Or, for more fun aesthetic facts, plastic surgery tips, and more, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
Dr. LeRoy has done 2 mini facelift procedures for me in the past 12 years and I have been completely happy with the results! And I am thrilled that he has now offered a micro-mini facelift for people who do not require or want as much as the mini facelift. Even better, the results are the same, cost is half and, of course, the pain is much less. Thank you for not retiring Dr. LeRoy as I was afraid you might have in the last 8 years. I moved to North Georgia, but only wanted to see you.
~~J.P., January 2017
Complement and maintain the results of your Band Aid Facelift or other facial plastic surgery with the new Band Aid Micro Mini Facelift, Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing and Skin Tightening treatments through the end of February 2017.
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